Lewiston Evening Journal for March 20, 1948

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100 Years Ago: 1923

The early “robins” being reported just now in Maine are said to be in reality an Arctic bird, a red breasted fellow like his brother robin. The reason he is here is because it is so much colder in Maine this year than it is around Greenland that he had to migrate to Maine. It got too hot in the north for him. At least this is the theory advanced by S. H. York of Medway who claims to know what he is talking about.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Mrs. Dorris Westall Isaacson, widely-known writer and author, will be the guest speaker at the regular noon luncheon meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club, at the Heritage House, Steckino’s, Thursday.

Editor of the Maine History News, the publication of the Maine League of Historical Societies and museums. Mrs. Isaacson will take as her topic  “The Heritage Movement in Maine.”


Prior to her marriage to Peter A. Isaacson, she was a member of the editorial staff of the Lewiston Evening Journal staff, and the Portland Evening News. She operated a local bureau for the Gannett newspapers and is considered Maine’s first woman political writer.

Author of the 1952 edition of “Maine – a Guide Downeast,” and “Phippsburg – Fair to the Wind,” Mrs. Isaacson has served as chairman of the state’s Citizens Committee. A member of the Archives Advisory Board, she represents Maine on the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

25 Years Ago: 1998

(from an AP photo) Albert McCormack, 10, uses sticks to make hair on a snowman he built with his sister, Jaimee, 7, while waiting for their bus Thursday morning in Freeport.

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